Calculate the Value of $1,000 in 1981

What is $1k in 1981 worth in today's money?
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$3,018
Adjusted for inflation, $1,000 in 1981 is equal to $3,018 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 2.80%.
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How much is $1,000 in 1981 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2021 $3,018
2020 $2,978
2019 $2,911
2018 $2,857
2017 $2,798
2016 $2,741
2015 $2,721
2014 $2,700
2013 $2,660
2012 $2,615
2011 $2,540
2010 $2,502
2009 $2,436
2008 $2,434
2007 $2,338
2006 $2,280
2005 $2,205
2004 $2,136
2003 $2,096
2002 $2,048
2001 $2,016
2000 $1,950
1999 $1,899
1998 $1,869
1997 $1,838
1996 $1,779
1995 $1,735
Year Equivalent
1994 $1,689
1993 $1,644
1992 $1,598
1991 $1,550
1990 $1,461
1989 $1,396
1988 $1,337
1987 $1,280
1986 $1,267
1985 $1,220
1984 $1,174
1983 $1,131
1982 $1,089
1981 $1,000
1980 $889
1979 $784
1978 $720
1977 $674
1976 $643
1975 $601
1974 $535
1973 $492
1972 $476
1971 $461
1970 $437
1969 $411
1968 $393
Year Equivalent
1967 $381
1966 $368
1965 $362
1964 $358
1963 $352
1962 $348
1961 $345
1960 $341
1959 $335
1958 $329
1957 $320
1956 $311
1955 $309
1954 $312
1953 $309
1952 $307
1951 $290
1950 $273
1949 $279
1948 $271
1947 $249
1946 $211
1945 $206
1944 $202
1943 $196
1942 $180
1941 $163
Year Equivalent
1940 $162
1939 $162
1938 $167
1937 $162
1936 $160
1935 $155
1934 $153
1933 $152
1932 $169
1931 $187
1930 $199
1929 $198
1928 $200
1927 $205
1926 $207
1925 $200
1924 $200
1923 $196
1922 $200
1921 $225
1920 $219
1919 $191
1918 $159
1917 $134
1916 $119
1915 $117
1914 $116